Cyrus Mistry drags Tata Sons into AgustaWestland scam

In a fresh round of mudslinging between the Tata Sons and Cyrus Mistry, the latter has dragged the conglomerate in the AugustWestland scam.

Cyrus Mistry, who was unceremoniously removed as group’s chairman, has claimed that Tata Sons director Vijay Singh played ‘a key role’ in the AugustaWestland scam.

Cyrus Mistry’s office said, “As defence secretary, Vijay Singh was key official involved in award of Rs 3600 crore plus VVIP helicopter contract to AugustaWestland in 2010.”

According to PTI, Cyrus Mistry also accused Tata Sons director of concocting theories to defend his role in RatanTata’s conspiracy to replace him.

Mistry said that Vijay had no track record either as MP chief secretary or as defence secretary.

“Vijay Singh was member of Nominations and Remuneration Committee of Tata Sons that on June 28 2016 gave a glowing review of Mistry’s performance,” Cyrus Mistry’s office said

Earlier in the day, the Tata Sons accused Cyrus Mistry of misleading the selection panel in 2011, when his name was finalised for the group’s chairman.

Tata Sons also said that Cyrus Mistry backtracked on the promises he had made for the taking the group forward.